Updated: 5/16/2006; 4:17:53 PM.

Digital Development
Communications and info tech in developing countries, especially wireless broadband and high-value applications


daily link  Thursday, July 29, 2004


In battle against hunger and rural poverty, UN uses satellites and Internet: " United Nations agencies have developed a new Internet-based system to provide vital agricultural information to decision-makers in developing countries. ..GeoNetwork’s InterMap viewer, developed jointly by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), allows users to overlay maps from multiple servers housed at development institutions worldwide to create a customized thematic composite map on their own computer covering such variables as soil quality, vegetation and population density and marketing access. ..

In Mozambique, 12 government and international agencies working on agriculture, food security and humanitarian issues have been using it since September 2003 to share information and avoid duplication. WFP has implemented the system in its regional bureaux in Senegal, South Africa and Uganda. "

  9:15:17 PM  permalink  

GFS Tactical Radio Comms:  Application of Groove to emergency group voice comms, at the Strong Angel 2 exercise:  "Groove 3.0 feature called Groove Folder Sync (GFS). With Groove 3.0 installed, GFS allows one to share a Windows file system folder with another Groove user without using a shared space as the container.  One of the requirements at Strong Angel was to demonstrate how tactical radio communications could be extended to other continents. ..

As police, fire, and other first responder communications came in across the radios, [their voices] would be trapped and converted into MP3. The files were then dropped into a GFS folder which immediately synchronized GFS folders in Baghdad, Washington, and other parts of the globe.

I constructed a .NET app that would monitor folder events and then play these MP3's as they came in. It mimicked a police scanner. A civil affairs soldier sitting in Baghdad could then hear the actual tactical communications as they came in from our exercise in Hawaii."

  9:20:46 AM  permalink  

 
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